Health

An Activated Charcoal Mask For Your Vulva Is A Thing Now, So Here's The Expert Take On It

ByJordan Bissell
I'm typically a sucker for any product with the words "activated charcoal" or "sheet mask" in the name or description. It doesn't take much to convince me to try a new skincare product, but when I first discovered Two L(i)ps' Blackout sheet mask for…

The Way You Breathe During HIIT Can Make Or Break Your Workout, So Here's What To Do

ByGeorgina Berbari
Too often, when I'm doing HIIT workouts, I constantly catch myself holding my breath throughout each exercise. And while I didn't think much of this habit in the past, I've come to realize that the way you breathe during any workout — but especially…

Celebrate The Return Of 'Grey's Anatomy' With Ellen Pompeo's Fave Energy-Boosting Foods

ByJordan Bissell
Calling all Grey's Anatomy stans: The long-awaited premiere of Season 15 is coming on Sept. 27. But, regardless of whether or not you're a diehard Grey's fan, I'm willing to bet you're interested in the show's frontrunner, Ellen Pompeo. Let's be…

Science Says Sticking To A Regular Bedtime Benefits More Than Just Your Energy Levels

ByGeorgina Berbari
For many people, inconsistent bedtimes are a way of life. One night you go to bed at 9 p.m., the next you're under the covers at midnight, and by the time the weekend rolls around, your sleep schedule is about as unpredictable as that flaky dude who…

Every Perfectionist Needs These 5 Reminders About Life From Time To Time

ByAnnakeara Stinson
Perfectionism is something that almost everyone deals with in one way or another. For some it's about capturing the "perfect" Instagram of their travels, while others constantly stress about doing a "perfect" job at work. Either way, striving for…

Experts Say The Mental Health Benefits Of Cooking Are Even Better Than The Food Itself

ByJordan Bissell
My personal food icon, the fabulous Chrissy Teigen, has done it again. This woman always makes a point to be candid in anything and everything she does, so, naturally, the same held true when, in her new cookbook, she opened up about how the mental…

Here's What Skipping Coffee In The Morning Reveals About Your Personality

ByJulia Guerra
I’m convinced coffee lovers don’t just drink coffee; they inhale the stuff to keep the caffeine coursing through their veins. When I was in college, a friend of mine would snag a cup in between almost every class, and I was always wowed by her…

Sprinkle Cinnamon On Everything You Own, Girl, Because Its Health Benefits Are Legit

ByJordan Bissell
My favorite way to eat cinnamon is, frankly, any way. While I love pumpkin spice as much as anyone, cinnamon holds a special place in my heart because it tastes fantastic in sweet treats like coffee cake and in savory foods like a comforting curry.…

An Expert Debunks 6 Common PCOS Myths That Sound True, But Definitely Aren't

ByGeorgina Berbari
September is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month, and in case you aren't familiar with the condition, PCOS is a hormonal imbalance that affects about one in 10 women of reproductive age. Since the condition is so common, you'd think…

Here's How To Tell If Your Cold Is Actually Just A Nasty Case Of Fall Allergies

ByJordan Bissell
Have you been coughing up a lung into your Pumpkin Spice Latte? Are your eyes too watery to try out that cute fall eyeshadow palette you fell in love with at Sephora? Before you start blaming a cold for your discomfort, you might want to…

Try To Do These 8 Little Things If You Want To Let Stress Roll Off Your Shoulder

ByJordan Bissell
Some days are so packed to the brim with stress that when I finally get home and try to relax, it seems almost impossible. Between anxiety-inducing stories in the daily news cycle and the stress of a fully loaded to-do list, cultivating a sense of…

Here's How To Work Out When You're Crunched For Time, According To A Fitness Trainer

ByGeorgina Berbari
"Let's just do a quickie workout," you say to yourself as you think of the 10 million other things waiting to be checked off your to-do list after you leave the gym. Some days, you simply don't have time for a long workout, no matter how much you're…

Meghan Markle Revealed Her Refreshing Perspective On Food In Her First Royal Speech

ByJulia Guerra
You remember Meghan Markle, right? You know, the former Suits actress who stole the heart of Prince Harry? The woman who is now living the real-life fairytale everyone hopes and dreams about? Well, in case you haven’t heard, the now-Duchess of…

Experts Recommend These 7 Strategies If You Want To Feel More Confident At Parties

ByJordan Bissell
One of the most overrated stereotypes about college, in my experience, was the partying. While I absolutely love spending time with my friends, it can be so daunting to walk into a house full of people you don't know, especially if you're not a huge…

The Struggle To Make It To The Gym Is Real & Science Says It's Actually Not Your Fault

ByGeorgina Berbari
You swore it would never happen again, but here you are: sprawled out in bed, watching The Office, even though you'd promised yourself when you woke up that you'd definitely hit the gym after work. Some days, all the motivational Pinterest quotes in…

A Fitness Expert Reveals The Most Creative Ways To Move Your Body When You Feel Lazy AF

ByGeorgina Berbari
Lazy days get the best of everyone from time to time. You know the feeling: All you want to do is marathon an entire season of your favorite Netflix show and impersonate a sloth for as long as humanly possible. The mere thought of the gym is a major…

Rainy Days Can Be So Depressing, But These Yoga Poses Will Pull You Out Of Your Funk

ByGeorgina Berbari
Rainy days can really bring a girl down. I don't know about you, but when the weather's dreary, all I want to do is roll into the most secure and snug blanket burrito and hibernate for, like, 17 years. There's no rhyme or reason, but sometimes, the…

Science Says This Simple Switch In Perspective Can Make A Big Difference In Your Happiness

ByJulia Guerra
A wise person once said that happiness is a journey, not a destination. Well, no offense to them, but how long is this so-called “journey,” and how the heck am I supposed to know if I’m going the right way? Chances are, you and I are probably…

If You're Feeling Really Moody, Eating Any Of These 5 Foods Will Bring You Back To Center

ByJordan Bissell
The other, I found myself in a total funk. I felt exhausted all afternoon, even though I'd had plenty of sleep the night before, and my usual positivity just wasn't there for some reason. Fortunately, I've figured out that my mood swings are pretty…

This Study Might Explain Why You Hold On To Toxic Friendships Way Longer Than You Should

ByAnnakeara Stinson
It's not a comfortable or easy situation to be in when you have a friend who, to put it delicately, has a less than positive impact on your life. You've been there, right? You stay besties with someone long past the friendship's expiration date,…